SPOILER ALERT: Twitter upsets American Olympics fans

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michael-phelps.jpgMichael Phelps is officially the greatest Olympian ever, scoring eight gold medals in one Olympic Games – something which has never before been achieved. Unfortunately, a tonne of Americans were pissed off over the weekend due to “spoilers” released by CNN Breaking News, and its unofficial Twitter feed (cnnbrk).

Turns out that some people were avoiding the news, waiting to watch the race in their own time to find out if he was going to win his eighth gold. Those people were mightily miffed when they received an SMS telling them the news. Which begs the question: why follow cnnbrk in the first place then?

(via TechCrunch)

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Duncan Geere